Summary: Let us purpose our hearts to give Gods word the Bible the proper place in our lives and in our homes and let us pray the Lord will bless us as we make it the light we follow as we make our way along the path the Lord has called us each to walk
The Bible Way
2 Timothy 3:14 -17 KJV
14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;
15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.
Did you know that the Bible is still the number one selling book in the world? It is estimated that nearly 5 Billion copies of the Bible have been sold worldwide. We currently have about 7.2 billion people on the earth so we still have a way to go to get the Bible into everyone’s hands. Today our focus is on the Bible. We will look to it as the light that lights our path in this dark world.
Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
Never in human history have we needed its illumination more.
That small verse in God’s word is more than just a simple illustration it suggests that we who are travelling with God are on a great journey headed in a specific direction. We are walking on a path that leads to holiness. We are following the one who is Holy – Jesus Christ and we are listening to God’s words through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit as we walk from one place to the next.
Our Heavenly Father would not have us walk aimlessly but has in mind a destination for us. That destination is Heaven where we can be in His presence for eternity. Along the way we will encounter rough terrain. There will be deserts and rivers to cross, mountains and hills to climb and valleys and plains to cover. Life here is full of obstacles and calls for us to be sure footed. God calls His children to follow His voice as well as His word.
God called out to Noah to build an Ark so that the human race might be saved to start again. Genesis 6:13-14
Our Heavenly Father called Abraham out of a city and into a desert to begin the plan of redemption through a Messiah from a chosen people. Genesis 12:1-4
God called out to Moses to lead a chosen people out of Egypt and into a promised land. Exodus 3:15
God himself wrote out the words of the Ten Commandments with His own finger that we might have divine laws to govern our conduct and relationship with Him. Exodus 31:18 Deuteronomy 10:4
Today God is calling out to you and me through the Bible.
It was never God’s intent that we should live only by the word of the Law the 10 Commandments but that we should live by every word of God. St. Paul reminded a young Pastor of this truth;
2 Timothy 3:14-17
14 But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, 15 and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, 17 so that the servant of God[a] may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.